Anxiety, Vertigo, Bloating, and Edema with Acupuncture and Asian Herbs.
Total years in practice: 20
Complaints: She had suffered from anxiety her whole life, especially
in last 30 days. Almost daily bloating, gas, and abdominal cramping. Chronic
sinus headaches, post-nasal drip, and vertigo. Retained fluid easily, mostly in
the legs. Heavy menstrual flow for 12 years.
Acupuncture: Right-side Yin horary points in Wood-Order of
LR1, HT8, SP3, LU8, & KD10. Her constitution is a Lesser Yin (Kapha in
Ayurveda & Melancholic in Unani). Xiang Sha Yang Wei Tang (Bai Zhu, Bai Shao
Yao, Zhi Gan Cao, Ban Xia, Chen Pi, Gan Jiang, Sha Zha, Sha Ren, Yi Zhi Ren,
Sheng Jiang, & Da Zao). Shi Er Wei Guan Zhong Tang (He Shou Wu, Gao Liang
Jiang, Gan Jiang, Chen Pi, Qing Pi, Xiang Fu, Yi Zhi Ren, Hou Po, Zhi Shi, Mu
Xiang, Da Fu Pi, & Da Zao).
Treatment process: She had 13 acupuncture treatments in 8 weeks. With acupuncture, Overwhelming and constant anxiety had dissipated by the second week. Xiang Sha Yang Wei Tang improved digestion, anxiety, and energy, and reducing the heavy menstrual flow. Shi Eri Wei Guan Zhong Tang for 2 weeks had visibly reduced the water retention in the legs.
Discussion: Although she is still hypersensitive to harmful foods, such as gluten, greasy foods, and food additives, she was symptomless otherwise.